Alien: Drei Romane in einem Band

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Das unheimliche Wesen aus einer fremden Welt

Der interstellare Raumfrachter Nostromo befindet sich auf einem Flug durch unbesiedelte Gebiete der Galaxis, gesteuert vom Bordcomputer, der „Mutter”. Die siebenköpfige Besatzung liegt im Hyperschlaf, als der Computer ein rätselhaftes Signal nichtmenschlichen Ursprungs auffängt. Ist es ein Notruf? Die Crew wird geweckt, der Flug abgebremst, um der Sache auf den Grund zu gehen. Auf einem unwirtlichen Planeten stößt die Mannschaft auf das Wrack eines fremdartigen Raumschiffs, das vor Jahrzehnten oder Jahrhunderten gestrandet sein muss. Das Innere macht einen äußerst fremdartigen, biomechanischen Eindruck. Abgesehen von den merkwürdig skelettierten Überresten des damaligen Piloten fehlt jede Spur von Leben, doch da begegnen sie dem Alien, dem absolut Fremden, das ihnen das Blut in den Adern gefrieren lässt ...

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Publisher
Heyne Verlag
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Published on
Nov 27, 2014
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Pages
609
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ISBN
9783641149758
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Language
German
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Genres
Fiction / Science Fiction / General
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